Spring on the mountains is my favorite time of the ski season. I love the mix of spring sunshine and spring powder days. Spring in Canada is a wildcard; you never know how the weather will behave.
From a beauty standpoint, spring is a frustrating time of year. The return of sunshine is hard on my skin and beauty routine. No matter how much sunscreen I wear, I am guaranteed to get a goggle tan.
At first goggle tans, can look somewhat attractive. The tan line can hit your cheekbones beautiful to accentuate bone structure. Unfortunately, the beauty perk of a goggle tan is short lived.Come spring, I rely on blush and bb cream to camouflage my unsightly goggle tan.
If ever there is a time of year to step up the blush, it’s spring.
Here are a few tricks I’ve learned over the years to help neutralize and hide my goggle tan:
- Match Blush To Skin Tones:
In the spring, when I’m struggling to cope with a reverse “ombre” look I find it extremely important to match rouge to my skin tone. If your coloring is warm chose an earth tone blush; if your skin tone is cool, opt for stronger colors like pinks, lavenders, browns and reds.
- Powder Vs. Cream:
For the majority of the year I prefer powder blush, however in the height of spring and summer I prefer a cream blush. Cream blush adds moisture back into the skin and is great for achieving a dewy beauty look. Cream blush encourages the color pigments to stick to the skin, minimize pours, and can soften skin discoloration (goggle tanners).
- Blush Marks the Spot:
When it comes to blush, remember there is a “Beauty Sweet Spot!”
When applying blush, think: “x marks the spot.” Using a brush, gently pull the color from the apple of your cheek down to your jawbone: and then from the inner part of your nose to the edge of your brow.
- Blush Before Foundation:
To really even out skin tone and to camouflage tan lines apply your blush before you apply foundation. Gently rub in or dust in your blush to even skin tone, and then apply your foundation. This will give you an even and natural glow. After you apply makeup you can dust on a little extra rouge if needed.